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Waste Reduction


The Florida Legislature through the Energy, Climate Change and Economic Security Act of 2008 established a statewide weight-based recycling goal of 75% by 2020.

The act directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to establish a reporting protocol and directed counties to report annually. The Legislature also established interim recycling goals: 40% by 2012; 50% by 2014; 60% by 2016; and 70% by 2018.


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